A coincidental meeting with a middle-aged widow sends Charles off to Australia, on the trail of a gang with a fruitful business in forging works of art. In a world of high stakes and tremendous risks, where villains will stop at nothing to achieve their ends, Dick Francis weaves his compelling narrative with the control of a master craftsman.
©1976 Dick Francis; (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
Another Dick Francis Classic. Great with a fast moving engaging plot, a page turner,a great companion for anyone.
Dick Francis is a reliably consistent author who produces what in the UK would be called 'pot boilers' - great stories which don't tax the mind too much. This book, like all his other works, provides the reader with some highly improbable situations which the hero comes through with flying colours (if not a little bruised). It IS a very easy read (or listen) and there are many twists and turns before the end but in all Dick Francis books the criminal is either the perfect gentleman ("It's a fair cop, gov") or a psychopath getting away with the most outrageous crimes in full public view...and nobody doing a thing about it. In spite of this I always look forward to the next one.
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